My Family's Miso Chicken Wings

My Family's Miso Chicken Wings

I used our family's special sweet miso sauce for cooking chicken wings. The chicken wings are coated with this sauce nicely and thickly.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Chicken wings - the midsection and the tip
◇Sake and mirin
1 tablespoon each
◇Soy sauce
1 teaspoon
◇Grated garlic
to taste
to taste
◆Red miso・sugar
1 tablespoon each
2 tablespoons
1 teaspoon
◆Grated garlic
to taste
to taste
1 teaspoon
Toasted sesame seeds
1 tablespoon
Chopped green onion (or the white part of a Japanese leek sliced thinly)
as needed


1. Prick the chicken wings several times with a fork and place in a heat-proof dish. Add the ◇ ingredients and gently massage the chicken. Microwave (at 600w) for about 4 minutes.
2. Mix together the cooking liquid from step 1 and the ◆ ingredients. Brown the chicken wings on both sides in a frying pan. In step 1 the chicken wings are already cooked through so just brown the surface.
3. Add the cooking juice and the ◆ mixture into step 2. Adjust the heat to low to medium so as not to allow the sauce to burn. Reduce the sauce and coat the chicken wings with the sauce.
4. When the sauce is reduced as in this picture add the mirin and allow it to thoroughly incorporate itself into the sauce. Add the sesame seeds while crushing them with your fingers.
5. Place the chopped green onion or white part of Japanese leek sliced thinly on top. They also taste great served with shichimi spice.
6. You can use wing tips for making stock. I always cook the wing tips in this dish and eat the small amount meat from them.

Story Behind this Recipe

When I seasoned chicken wings with our glossy sweet miso one day and they were delicious.